The treatment was experimental, but his last hope. They would fly to England and be there before the end of the year. Oh, what a wonderful New Year it would be if this were to stop his cancer.
They had heard about the treatment through a group of other cancer patients on Facebook. Someone from France had traveled there to try it and initial testing showed he was having success. But others have not, and many have had severe side effects. They knew it would never be approved in the United States at this rate, so they cashed in their life savings to try to save a life.
Six months later, he was not better, but the progress had stopped. It proved to be sustaining, but had they started treatments too late? He was already weak and could only do a fraction of what he used to be able to do. But he was still alive and able to love his family; that to him was worth it all.
Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – experimental